Back on Martin Luther King Day, scans of the civil rights comic "The Montgomery Story" were doing the rounds. The comic was to spread information about using civil disobedience to fight segregation, and is generally a heartwarming story about the power of comics.
DC Comics readers maybe remember the Victorian version of Batman from "Gotham by Gaslight," an alternate universe one-shot where Batman battled Jack the Ripper in late 19th century London. Now, thanks to a fan-made t-shirt available on Zazzle called Batwoman 1899, we get a glimpse int
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Escapist fiction from any time period tends to bear at least a few historical stamps, but the slang, social commentary and illustration styles of comic books make the medium especially well suited for cultural time capsulery
Man, I hate to even mention this so early in the new year, but as folks (especially in the realm of freelancing) begin thinking about tax season, it's important to at least try to comfort your weary mind with some reassuring implications of government spending
Few things are more cruel than gifting children horribly practical undergarments instead of toys for the holidays. After all, most socks don't feature missile-firing action or battle damage in any enduring way
It's often been said that great art comes from great tragedy. It's another one of those phrases about art that has been repeated by the elbow-patched and goateed so often that it's almost become a platitude, as empty of meaning as the patently untrue "art imitates life
While superheroes as we know them are largely American creations, characters like Superman, Spider-Man and Batman are highly recognizable not only this country, but all over the world. So can we really blame other countries for wanting to take them and make them their own? Well, in strictly terms of copyright, yes, but in spirit, ComicsAlliance celebrates the bizarre, ridiculous bootleg mashups of our most memorable heroes with the low production values of moviemakers in diverse cultures around the globe
As Chris Sims' look at the amazing "Comic Book Greats: Rob Liefeld" video attests, Liefeld was a budding celebrity during the early '90s. Marketing-wise, you couldn't ask for a better hook: Here was this brash Gen X-er shaking up stuffy old Marvel with his "extreme
Most days, I - like most nerds - wake up disappointed by two facts: 1. I'm not as awesome as Adam West and 2. I'm not as awesome as Burt Ward. Well now, thanks to Charity Buzz, nerds everywhere finally have a glimmer of hope to change all that:
Those on the market for a new set of wheels can now bid on a replica of the 1960s "Batman" television series' Batmobile over at CharityBuzz.com.
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